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Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 00:37:34 +0000 (GMT)
From: Josh Geller 
Subject: Re: (urth) Mattachine Tower

On Sat, 1 Mar 2003, Alice K. Turner wrote:

> Back in the 60s, before the Stonewall Rebellion, before gay liberation of
> any note, the Mattachine Society on the East Coast (and for all I know on
> the West) was a coded name for a quite sizeable male homosexual club or
> group here; I expect the historical note is an ironic nod to being
> "closeted." I doubt that Wolfe knew that!

Well, they were very specifically associated with sadomasochism.

I had assumed that Wolfe did know about this.



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